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UNC Picked to Win ACC

Not that this is a total shock to anyone but UNC was the overwhelming and nearly unanimous choice to win the ACC by the conference media. Tyler Hansbrough was also tapped as the preseason first team All ACC and Player of the Year. Senior Reyshawn Terry was picked on the second team. Tywon Lawson and Wayne Ellington were second and fourth in Rookie of the Year voting. UNC received 59 of 62 possible first place votes with two going to Duke and one to Boston College. The poll lined up pretty much as one might expected with the only real surprise being Florida State and Virginia Tech in the fifth and sixth slots. I tend to lean towards Maryland and Virginia being better than seventh and eight. I also expect Wake Forest to be better than 10th place. NC State may surprise people and find a way out of the cellar but they only have five players known to be ACC level players and a coach who has been out of the college game for a long time.

All-ACC First Team
Tyler Hansbrough, UNC, 62
Jared Dudley, BC, 58
Sean Singletary, UVa, 53
Al Thornton, FSU, 53
Josh McRoberts, Duke, 52

All-ACC Second Team
Anthony Morrow, GT, 7
Coleman Collins, VT, 6
Reyshawn Terry, UNC, 4
J.R. Reynolds, UVa, 4
Zabian Dowdell, VT, 2

ACC Player of the Year
Tyler Hansbrough, UNC, 48
Al Thornton, FSU, 4
Josh McRoberts, Duke, 4
Sean Singletary, UVa, 3
Jared Dudley, BC, 3

ACC Rookie of the Year
Thaddeus Young, GT, 24
Ty Lawson, UNC, 15
Javaris Crittenton, GT, 4
Wayne Ellington, UNC, 2
six others with 1 vote

2006-07 ACC Men's Basketball Media Preseason Poll

Total 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 11th 12th Points
North Carolina 59 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 741
Duke 2 37 22 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 660
Boston College 1 20 25 12 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 619
Georgia Tech 0 1 13 30 10 1 1 4 1 1 0 0 531
Florida State 0 1 1 5 14 15 11 6 5 3 1 0 410
Virginia Tech 0 0 0 4 13 14 11 10 5 1 4 0 385
Maryland 0 0 0 3 9 15 10 13 10 2 0 0 375
Virginia 0 0 1 5 9 11 12 9 6 4 3 2 365
Clemson 0 0 0 0 3 2 12 15 15 8 5 2 281
Wake Forest 0 0 0 2 0 1 2 4 8 13 17 15 177
Miami 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 8 21 19 10 173
NC State 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 4 9 13 33 119

Source: ACC